Magritte draws a crowd

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More than 70 people attended the Friends of the Alameda Free Library’s August 13 Docent Lecture at the Main Library. The topic was SFMOMA’s “Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season.” Docent Avril Angevine gave a detailed account of the Belgian artist‘s … Read More

Help wanted: Volunteers to plan concert series

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This fall will mark the tenth anniversary season of Alameda’s Live @ the Library concert series. This highly successful set of events brings well-known musical artists to the Alameda Main Library for three separate concerts, usually held in September, October … Read More

Friends bask in the Sun

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FAL enjoyed some publicity on the front page of the Alameda Sun recently, with an opportunity to describe our organization and how we support Alameda’s libraries. Click here to see the story.      

Friends tablecloth a gift from library director

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FAL has a nice new tablecloth featuring its new logo, thanks to the generosity of Library Director Jane Chisaki. The cloth had its first showing at the Friends book sale in October. Pictured with it are volunteers Peg Rosen and … Read More

Kudos for longtime library advocate Honora Murphy

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Honora Murphy, a founder of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library and a dynamic leader of volunteer efforts around education, libraries, disability advocacy and civic involvement in Alameda for 50 years, was honored by the Alameda City Council with … Read More

Friends of the Library Appreciation Week in Alameda

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On Oct. 17 the Alameda City Council approved a proclamation designating Oct. 15-21, 2017, to be Friends of the Library Appreciation Week. In attendance to accept the proclamation from Mayor Trish Spencer were Friends representatives Cindy Silva, Karen Manuel, Kumar … Read More

Digital headliners installed thanks to Friends fundraising

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Last year, Library Director Jane Chisaki requested digital flat screens for each library to update patrons on events, programs, and calendar changes. The cost including installation, was about $10,000. The Friends’ “Ten Years, Already?!” campaign (celebrating the first decade of … Read More

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